41 Undergrads to Receive Cancer Research Awards at Banquet
Wednesday March 24, 2010
MORE THAN 40 K-STATE STUDENTS RECEIVING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR CANCER RESEARCH
Forty-one undergraduate students at Kansas State University are earning cancer research awards from K-State’s Terry C. Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research.
The cancer research award program was created to promote undergraduate participation in laboratory research and to encourage students to consider careers in research and medicine.
“We are helping train the next generation of cancer researchers and medical workers,” said Rob Denell, center director and a university distinguished professor of biology.
The award program, which is open to K-State undergraduate students interested in working in cancer-relevant laboratories, provides $1,000 stipends to as many as 50 students a year, and $1,000 to their faculty mentors for research expenses.